A substantial yet elegant Grade II listed country home with impressive outbuildings.
Grove House comprises an attractive Grade II listed period property which is believed to date back to the 14th Century with later additions from the 15th and 18th Centuries. There is a pretty easterly elevation and an impressive array of later additions providing grand and flexible accommodation.
The house is complemented by a substantial selection of outbuildings and ancillary accommodation together with beautiful formal gardens and grounds.
The house offers well laid out accommodation enjoying a great deal of natural light and is situated over three floors. The current owners have created a complementary fusion of period features together with the benefit of attractive modern finishes. Worthy of note is the first floor location of the kitchen / breakfast room & family room which provides a wonderful elevated position as well as direct access to the tiered lawns and al fresco dining area.
The ground floor features a delightful reception hall with limestone flooring and dog's tooth cornicing. At the head of the reception hall is a cloakroom. The drawing room occupies the easterly elevation and features period oak panelling and four window seats below delightful tall period windows. The dining room features exposed oak strip flooring, half timbered walling, and beam work with an Inglenook fireplace. Beyond is a large boot room with cloakroom. The sitting room provides informal accommodation with a study and store room and there is a staircase leading up to the kitchen and a further concealed staircase up to the bedrooms.
Grove House has a bedroom suite at ground floor level with internal and external access. Situated beyond is a leisure wing comprising a snooker room, utility / service kitchen, two gymnasium rooms and a shower with w.c.
The first floor accommodation is accessed via principal and secondary staircases. A beautiful galleried landing features Georgian and Victorian picture windows and gives access to the master bedroom suite and two further bedroom suites.
Formerly the drawing room, the excellent kitchen & breakfast room is situated at first floor level and has a commanding position with views over the formal gardens. A substantial half glazed door gives access to the gardens. There are a wealth of floor and wall mounted kitchen cupboards and black fleck granite work surfaces. Tall storage cupboards house a larder with shelving to one side and concealed space for a free-standing fridge/freezer to the other. A prominent staircase leads down to the informal sitting room.
The second floor is accessed from the galleried landing. There is a delightful bedroom suite and three further good sized bedrooms with bathroom and box room within the attractive roof space.
Grove House has the benefit of good ancillary accommodation with the Groom's Cottage which provides a two floor annexe with sitting room bedroom and shower room and Forget-Me-Knot Cottage which forms part of the walled garden and provides a bedroom, living room, shower room and kitchen.
The impressive array of outbuildings complements the extensive living accommodation and it is worthy of note that the property has previously been used as a wedding venue.
The substantial Party Barn gives an excellent entertainment facility both kitchen and service kitchen, cloakrooms and large floor areas. There is a further range of good storage buildings together with stabling facilities and implement stores.
Outside, Grove House is accessed via twin wrought iron electric gates with two further vehicular access points along its perimeter. A tarmac driveway leads to a broad sweeping gravelled apron and turning area to the side of the house. A gravelled sitting area with fountain is situated to the southerly edge of the house. There are beautiful tiered lawns to the west of the house with an elevated all-weather tennis court with an all-weather surface and dedicated al fresco dining area.
A beautiful walled garden and vegetable garden with green house is situated to the north west of the house. Sweeping lawns and a wildlife pond with perimeter walk and sitting areas are to the south easterly side.
In all about 4.8 acres.
Fixtures and Fittings: All those items regarded as tenant's fixtures and fittings together with fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings as well as garden ornaments are excluded from the sale, but may well be available by separate negotiation.
Services: Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. 3phase electric and modern alarm system.
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council Council
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills
An very impressive and versatile family home with a great party' barn!Bridget Vick